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How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, dramatic features during the fall season, animation artists who create short-form content can deliver the goods all year round. One of this [...]
GKIDS, distributor of the latest award-winning feature effort from Japan’s Studio Ghibli From Up On Poppy Hill has announced the film has been nominated for the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film (Toshio Suzuki, Producer). The APS Award winners will be announced November 23 in Brisbane, [...]
Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy cast will be headlined by Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Aubrey Plaza and [...]
A couple of tweets by Japanese animators Osamu Kobayashi (Paradise Kiss) and Takashi Hashimoto (Samurai Horror Tales) have revealed some information about Hayao Miyazaki’s next film. In previous interviews, the Oscar-winning director of classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro had said that his next movie will be [...]
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film has announced a new spin-off event called Animated BAFICI – Winter Collection. The three day toon festival will kick off July 26, with the Argentine premiere of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted closing out the celebration. (www.bafici.gov.ar) BAFICI programmers Juan Manuel Dominguez and Fran [...]
New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in the U.S. will officially be March 2013, the studio is planning a special Academy Award consideration window for the film later this [...]
An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international animation circles often evokes a mixture of awe and admiration. The talented and prolific French producer and his Paris-based studio Les Armateurs [...]
The endless font of Japanese animated goodness spews forth on DVD shelves this week! The can’t-pass-up offering today is Disney’s North American version of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty, which arrives on DVD [SRP $29.99] and DVD/Blu-ray combo pack [$39.99]. This exquisitely rendered take on Mary Norton’s beloved [...]
Walt Disney Studios will be releasing three hit traditionally animated features from Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli on Blu-ray May 22—The Secret World of Arrietty, Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart. Released this past February in U.S. theaters, Arrietty is a modern take on Mary Norton’s classic [...]
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars was no match for Dr. Seuss. In a disappointing debut, Disney’s John Carter — adapting Burroughs’ seminal, century-old science-fiction tales — opened to a weak $30.6 million at the box office. Despite heavy hype and intense industry scrutiny of the picture and its hefty [...]